"I am coming down for the National Speech and Debate tournament. I am going to be coming in on the 13th in the late evening. I'll be down there until the 19th. I would kind of like to get a flight in when I am down there, if possible."
"What are you going to be doing in Birmingham? Decatur is about 70 miles north of Birmingham. As you cross the big bridge over the Tennessee River , look to the right and the city you see is Decatur. Funny thing is that right now I'm to do a…"
"Thanks Ken, its a pity the guy kept turning the camera on its side during the video though. Looking forward to meeting you all at the seminar too. Like your new envelope by the way, & I'm hoping its not all storms/ tornados & even snow…"
Balloon Pilot since 1986, Very involved with the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic in Decatur, Alabama. I've flown in most of the southern states. May you always have Gentle Winds and Soft Landings!
Thanks for the invite,still not sure what the wholr friends thing is about but happy to have them. I have been talking to Dave Sullivan about training. Laura gave me your name as a possible source. I live in Memphis and am willing to travel to Decatur. I was thinking of going to atl. to get 4 or 5 hrs. and try to finish with someone else. Or get a few hrs. with someone like yourself and finish with him as he can give a check ride.
Its all up in the air!
Let me know if you would be willing or able for any of the above.
Lets try and talk sometime, I would be glad to help you out in anyway I can. If Laura give you my Email address please go ahead and send me an email, if not let me know here and I'll get you my contact info. There is a lot we have in common, my being a SEL pilot before becomming a balloon pilot, so I know both sides. There are somethings I would like to talk to you in person about training, crewing and past experiences ( both mine and yours).
May you have Gentle winds and Soft Landings,
Thought I'd say howdy, been flying with Bob Grimes, over at Lewisburg TN. I've calmed down and have improved my flight ops. I think I'm ready to solo and ck. ride, we'll see. Hope all is well with ya'all.
Thanks Ken, its a pity the guy kept turning the camera on its side during the video though. Looking forward to meeting you all at the seminar too. Like your new envelope by the way, & I'm hoping its not all storms/ tornados & even snow whilst we are over like it seemed to be last year.
Nice to hear from you, It sounds like a beautiful flight you had.
I've been crewing for Skip D., hope to resume flying this spring, I have enough hours for private, need solo and check ride to finish up ticket.
See you in Decatur!